Here are some wedding toast tips to avoid having all your guests smiling instead of cringing!
1. Keep it Short & Sweet
Less is usually more when it comes to giving a good wedding toast. A rule of thumb? You know you’ve probably gone on too long when your audience starts to glance at their phones!
2. Practice, practice, practice!
Trust us, practice really does make perfect! We wouldn’t advise winging it with an impromptu speech. Especially after a few glasses of bubbly.
3. Keep the speech generalized
The temptation for inside jokes is an easy go‑to for toasts, but no one else in the room is going to resonate with this. Keep it relatable to everyone in the room, because after all—a wedding is about bringing people together! Just say NO to inside jokes‼️
4. Don’t try to be funny if you’re not funny
Not everyone is a standup comedian, and that’s OK! Be authentic to yourself and take the heartfelt route. There’s nothing worse than making a joke that nobody laughs at. Trust us, it gets awkward real fast.
5. Stay way from ay mention of the bride or groom’s past relationships
If you remember just one of these wedding toast tips, it’s this. Now is NOT the time to mentions anyone’s exes. This seems like a no‑brainer, but we’ve seen our fair share of best man mishaps. Just don’t be that person!
A wedding is a celebration of love between two people. Your toast should highlight the things that make the bride and groom unique as individuals, and even more special as a couple. Bringing up a former flame will almost always lead to embarrassment!
6. Don’t hog the mic
It’s important not to overstay your welcome. Know when to hand it over and return to your seat! 🪑 It’s easy to kill the momentum of the evening with a long, drawn out speech. Keep it short & sweet!
7. Don’t drink too much.
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